Luke asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Can the President or other Government officials be targeted during times of war?

If the other side tried to assassinate the president or other government officials during times of war, would this be considered a war crime or not by international law? 

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  • Emdog
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The US CIA tried to kill Castro. The US was not at war with Cuba.

    The US preferred to use proxies to kill foreign leaders such as Allende  and Diem rather than do it out front. I'm sure there are plenty others, those just come to mind

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Apparently using a drone to kill a foreign general (not during a time of war and without informing any of your allies) can be passed off as a necessary action because he was bigly bad.

    This only counts during the lead-up to an election.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    During a war they are fair game.

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